National Health Service capital expenditure by NHS providers is funded in large part through their ability to generate income via trading activity with Commissioners. This internally generated financing is supplemented by Departmental financing in the form of repayable capital loans and Public Dividend Capital (PDC) for specific strategic initiatives, for example sustainability and transformation partnerships funding; for investment to address pressures on urgent and emergency care over the winter period or for investment in strategic technology fields.
Details of these investments can be found in the annual report ‘Financial Assistance under Section 40 of the National Health Service Act 2006’, which is published alongside the Department’s Annual Report. This can be found at the following link:
The following table provides detail of the outturn Capital Departmental Expenditure Limit (CDEL) for foundation trusts and NHS trusts over the past five years.
It is not possible to provide this information ‘per capita’ as there is no fixed population or geographical boundary for any given hospital trust.
Foundation Trust CDEL Outturn Expenditure (£,000s)
NHS Trust CDEL Outturn Expenditure (£,000s)
Total NHS Provider CDEL Outturn Expenditure (£,000s)